Friedrich Kalkbrenner in Warsaw - November, 1831

from Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin, page 96:

What infuriated Eisner immensely was what he called Kalkbrenner 's audacity and arrogance in asking for a pencil to cross out a certain passage [in the E minor Concerto] when he had merely glanced at the score, never having heard the complete effect of the concerto with orchestra. He says that if Kalkbrenner had offered you some advice, as for instance, to try to write a shorter first movement [Allegro] in another concerto that would have been different. But to instruct you to strike out what was written, that he cannot forgive.
cite as

Bronislaw Edward Sydow (Comp) and Chopin, and Arthur Hedley (ed.), Selected Correspondance of Fryderyck Chopin (Prescot, 1962), p. 96. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Friedrich Kalkbrenner
piano manufacturer, piano teacher, Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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E minor Concerto
written by Chopin

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1831
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:24:05 +0000
Approved on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 09:38:31 +0100